Staten Island, New York

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  • Staten Island, New York

    Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry

    5.0
    The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. From the deck of the ferry, you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and c...
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  • New York, New York

    Explore the South Street Seaport

    5.0
    Get a feel for what New York was like in the 19th century at the Seaport! The Seaport boasts some of the oldest buildings and architecture in Manhattan, and the area continues to bustle today. The Seaport borders the Financial District and the East River - so there are lots of wonderful sights to...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Photograph the Brooklyn Bridge

    4.8
    Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city doesn't always require actually leaving the city. Hanging out next to the East River and focusing on photographing the Brooklyn Bridge can be just what you need to clear your head and get your fix for some outdoors time. This is a great spot to practice ...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Photograph Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street NYC

    4.7
    Located in DUMBO this is seen as one of of the prime photography spots in NYC for good reason. Off the intersection of Washington Street and Water Street is a perfect view of the Manhattan Bridge sandwiched between two buildings. If you want to take it one step further you are able to get a close...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Climb Outdoors at DUMBO Boulders

    5.0
    Enter at the corner of Adams St. and John St. and see the Manhattan Bridge above you. To your left is the new DUMBO Boulders, the largest outdoor rock gym in North America: at least for now.At only $9 for a day pass, includes the price of rental shoes, it's a steal compared to any gym in the cit...
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  • New York, New York

    Walk the George Washington Bridge at Sunset

    3.0
    0.9 mi
    Join the thousands of people who cross the GWB each day, but do it by foot! This is an easy walk with beautiful views of the New York City skyline. You will begin seeing signs for the bridge bike path at Ft. Washington St. & E. 177th St., which you follow for a few blocks until you begin asce...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Camp at Floyd Bennett Field

    Brooklyn isn't just for the urban and trendy, its also for the people who love getting outside! Located just past the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, Floyd Bennett Field is a National Recreation Area that features an Aviator Sports & Event Center (this was formerly an important NYC airport), t...
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  • New York, New York

    Run the Hudson River Greenway

    4.3
    18 mi / 212 ft gain
    To get in both some sights and a workout, follow the Hudson River Greenway to views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chelsea Piers, and George Washington Bridge, to name a few. This easy-access run is best done in the early morning or early evening, to avoid pedestrian traffic and too much sun. Keep...
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  • Weehawken, New Jersey

    Photograph the NYC Skyline from JFK Boulevard East

    The Big Apple. NYC has arguably the best skyline in the world. So, if you are one of the millions of people visiting wouldn't you want to get some photos of the entire skyline to post on social media and show friend & family? Skip the boat and helicopter tour lines (although a cool experience...
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  • New York, New York

    Watch the Sunset from Top of the Rock

    4.0
    There aren't any mountain peaks to summit in New York City, but the view from the top of the Rockefeller Building is the next best thing. You'll have to pay a few bucks ($29 to be exact) and deal with some tourists but you won't regret your decision once you're looking out over one of the most ic...
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  • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    Hike at Mills Reservation

    4.7
    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Mills Reservation is over 150 acres of wooded area located off of Normal Ave. near the Cedar Grove reservoir. Parking space is limited due to the small size but there is another hidden lot towards the back if you make a right out of the parking lot and then the first right turn onto Highland Ave....
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  • Paterson, New Jersey

    Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

    3.2
    Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center.Typically during autumn park rangers offer 45 to 1...
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  • Closter, New Jersey

    Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

    4.0
    5.4 mi / 450 ft gain
    The easiest way to access this loop hike is by parking at the Palisades State Park Headquarters.  This is just off exit 2 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here is free and it is a short walk down a road to the Closter Dock Trail.  The Closter Dock Trail is more of a wide fire road ...
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  • Closter, New Jersey

    Hike Alpine White Trail (Stateline Lookout)

    5.0
    5 mi / -520 ft gain
    Starting at about 520 feet, the White path takes you along the Stateline Lookout which is a small stone building overlooking the Hudson River. The initial descent is your average hike through the woods and across a couple of wooden bridges until you reach the Giant Steps. The Giant Steps take you...
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  • Princeton, New Jersey

    Visit the Princeton Battlefield Park Suspension Bridge

    4.8
    0.5 mi
    To find this bridge, you essentially park at the Princeton Battlefield Park and walk all the way down towards the woods (you'll pass an old house if you're going the right way). When you enter the woods there will be a tight trail but it will quickly open up. When it does, you want to take a left...
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  • Washington Township, New Jersey

    Hike Hacklebarney State Park's Trout Brook Riverbanks

    5.0
    This is a relatively easy hike through Hacklebarney State Park that is great for families with younger children, rock scrambling, photography, and just hanging out in nature. There are two different ways to explore Hacklebarney, either by staying on the packed gravel path or by following the bank...
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